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Each Sunday at worship, Pastor Eric Anderson tells a story to the young people — as he says, you can define “young people” as you please. Those stories are collected on his own blog, but there are links to the most recent ones here.

  • Love You!
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on June 26, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    June 26, 2022 Galatians 5:1, 13-25Luke 9:51-62 You may have heard people say that kids can get out of hand. You know. Kids jump about. Kids make lots of noise. Kids butt each other with their heads. Yes. They butt each other with their heads. You don’t do that? Well of course you don’t. […]

  • Help to Get Home
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on June 19, 2022 at 11:35 PM

    June 19, 2022 1 Kings 19:1-15Luke 8:26-39 The ‘apapane was lonely, lost, and scared. He’d been flying just above the treetops when the big wind blew up. In a moment its strength had snatched him away from the tree branches he wanted to cling to and shelter in. It carried him along above the […]

  • Chasing Hope
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on June 12, 2022 at 11:22 PM

    June 12, 2022 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31Romans 5:1-5 The young pueo had learned many things. He’d learned how to fly, and how to find his way home, and how to spot small creatures in the grasses. He was, in many ways, prepared to begin a life of his own. But he didn’t know what hope was. … […]

  • Returning Tide
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on June 5, 2022 at 9:46 PM

    June 5, 2022 Genesis 11:1-9Acts 2:1-21 The opihi – do you know about opihi? They’re a shellfish, a little bit like scallops or clams. Scallops and clams, of course, have two shells and a hinge. They’ve got protection from creatures that like to eat them on top and on the bottom. And when […]

  • You Can Do Something
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on May 29, 2022 at 10:00 PM

    May 29, 2022 Acts 16:16-34John 17:20-26 by Eric Anderson The i’iwi, I’m afraid, can be something of a bully. Most of the time things are OK. They’ll even join a flock of ‘apapane to find good trees for nectar sipping. But… there are times when it all goes very badly. An i’iwi that finds […]

Read more of Pastor Eric’s stories here!

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